There are currently time schedule websites for all steps of the process due to how packed immigration agencies are.admin wrote: ↑Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
no shit sherlock, you do a massive amnesty, handing out temporary residency, then guess what? after a year or so, all of them are eligible for permanent residency; and, they all come due at about the same time.
They don't understand that temporary residency is required to qualify for permanent residency.
As an anecdote, I applied for my temporary residency visa on May and it was approved in November, almost exactly 6 months after the application date.
Then I needed to get a time to stamp the Visa on my passport. There are no times available and I was put on a wait list, and I ended up waiting 3 weeks to be able to stamp my passport.
That's not the end of the saga, though. I've requested a time to register my visa with PDI, and they also didn't have times available. It has been almost a month, and they still haven't assigned me a time. Hopefully they'll do it soon.
Even then, I won't be done, as I'll need to get my ID card. Come to think about it, this could all be done at a one-stop shop, where the immigrant did all of this shit at once. It's not like if any of these steps were optional anyway. But that's me thinking from an efficiency point of view.
I wonder if Chile started to offer expedited visa processing for a premium fee, and then used these resources to update their immigration infrastructure. Say, USD 1000 for a 2-weeks processing time and USD 5000 for 3-days processing time. They should be able to get at least USD 1 million per year, and probably much more. An efficient management team can use those funds to greatly improved their systems... But oh, this is Chile. Nevermind, then.